Barbara Rainey

Barbara Rainey

Barbara Rainey is the Co-Founder of FamilyLife, the Founder of Ever Thine Home, mother of six and a grandmother to over 20 – she is also a mentor and friend to countless women in the United States and abroad. She is a gifted communicator – and artist – who has created, and continues to create, resources that help parents and children connect and impress on their hearts the truth of God’s word.


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Husbands and Football

While watching some of the Dallas Cowboys wild card game with my husband I asked him about some of the finer points of the game. I understand the basics of…

Three Books about Three Women

While it’s cold outside, sitting by the fire with a compelling book to read after the kids are in bed will bring you warm rewards the television cannot offer. Here…

Embrace Messy Children … Really?

As I pulled away from school after dropping off my six-year-old grandson, I gave thanks to God that I am sill healthy and energetic enough to do this babysitting of…

Prepping for the Feast

For someone who isn’t into the Food Channel or trying new recipes or buying the latest Rachael Ray cookbook, I’ve recently logged more hours than I can count in the…

Why we Need to Teach our Children About Gratitude

One of the great privileges of my life has been visiting orphanages in countries such as Russia, China, and South Africa.  Taking our children to see those little ones who…

Let’s Call It Off

A good friend forwarded an article to me about the demise of a marriage. Written by Sandra Tsing Loh, the author told her husband she wanted a divorce and then…

Dressing Ourselves and Our Daughters

The fashion industry and its attempts to help women accentuate their beauty began, I imagine, when Eve set to work one day to make her animal skin attire more beautiful than Adam’s. …

Superior Wife Syndrome

On a recent Monday morning, I had turned on the Today Show to catch our local news and weather on the half hour.  As I listened from the kitchen I heard…

“Dancing With the Stars” … Not Exactly

For Christmas this past year, our six adult children gave my husband and me dance lessons.  Amazingly to us, one of them remembered us (it was probably me) saying several years ago…

Sisters, Daughters, and Friends

One of the joys of having adult children is getting to hang out with my kids and be friends.  I’m still learning not to give advice and opinions unless asked, but…

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